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That state’s new drug reform is keeping users out of jail — but getting them help for addictions has been elusive.
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‘You’re really a second-class citizen’ if you live in this neighborhood.
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Why we know so little about preterm births and what experts want to do about it.
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Millions of stories are waiting to be told, and insights from our expert panel can help get you started.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project, "Growing Up through the Cracks," led by Rich Lord, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Rich Lord, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship.
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First 5 supports a host of different programs. That can make it difficult to assess what kind of impact the spending has made over the years, observers say.
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Michigan has made successful family reunification a priority. The program is separate from the state’s child welfare and foster care system, and is considered a national leader.
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Fewer Arizona children are being removed from their families and the backlog of uninvestigated child abuse reports is down dramatically. But advocates warn that recent progress to overhaul Arizona’s child welfare system could easily be reversed.
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"Fixing our foster care crisis” was made possible through major funding from the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and additional support from the University of Southern California Annenberg Center's Fund for Journalism on Child Well-being. 

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Nowhere was the massive COVID wave of winter 2021 more devastating than in America’s nursing homes, where 71,000 residents died in the surge. In this webinar, we’ll hear from the lead reporter in the USA Today series "Dying for Care," who will show how an original data analysis and an exhaustive reporting effort revealed a pattern of unnecessary deaths that compounded the pandemic’s brutal toll. Sign-up here!

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